Mandy Harvey FRIDAY
Mandy Harvey lost her hearing at the age of nineteen. She was discovered after appearing on America’s Got
Talent in 2017, and now tours the world sharing her original music and her story about never giving up–which she calls her Wisdom for Life.
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About Mandy Harvey’s Educational Performance Mandy Harvey will deliver her story through songs about her personal journey to inspire students to hope, dream and believe, no matter what. She will share the challenges associated with being a deaf person in a hearing world, making her a shining example of the abilities Deaf people have and that anyone can overcome life-changing events. During the program, Mandy will lead students in a science experiment using balloons to show the connection between sound waves and vibrations.
The Balloon Experiment Using balloons, Mandy Harvey will demonstrate how she is able to “hear” sounds. During this experiment, students will learn how air molecules carry sound waves better when forced into a small area, making the vibrations stronger.
Vocabulary Terms deaf: unable to hear Deaf community: a group of people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and those who support them degenerative: condition that gets worse over time obstacle: anything that makes it difficult for you to do something piano: a large musical instrument with a row of black and white keys sound waves: vibrations that carry noise ukulele: a small guitar with four strings vibrate: shakes with repeated small quick movements volume: 1. the amount of space that an object contains 2. the level of sound intensity
Signs to Know
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The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) is a multidisciplinary research center at Florida State University.
Florida State University’s American Sign Language Honor Society is a newly founded chapter that aspires to better understand the Deaf community that surrounds them. The members are active participants in the Deaf community and in American Sign Language.